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The Aston Villa team of 1897 that won The Double.

The 1897 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Everton at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa won 3–2, with goals by John Campbell, Fred Wheldon and Jimmy Crabtree. Everton's goals came from Jack Bell and Dickie Boyle.

With results elsewhere going their way, Villa confirmed their status as League champions on this day. This makes them the only team to date to achieve the league and cup "double" on the same day.[1][2]

Match details

10 April 1897
15:00 GMT
Aston Villa 3 – 2 Everton Crystal Palace, London
Attendance: 65,891[3]
Referee: J. Lewis
Campbell Goal 18'
Wheldon Goal 35'
Crabtree Goal 44'
[4] Bell Goal 23'
Boyle Goal 28'
Aston Villa
Everton [5]
Jimmy Whitehouse
Howard Spencer
Jack Reynolds
Albert Evans (c)
James Cowan
Jimmy Crabtree
Charlie Athersmith
John Devey
John Campbell
Fred Wheldon
John Cowan
George Ramsay
Bob Menham
Peter Meehan
David Storrier
Dickie Boyle
Johnny Holt
Billy Stewart
Jack Taylor
Jack Bell
Abe Hartley
Edgar Chadwick (c)
Alf Milward
Dick Molyneux


  1. ^ See explanation at 1896-97 in English football#Overview
  2. ^ McColl, Graham (1998). The Hamlyn Illustrated History of Aston Villa, 1874-1998. Hamlyn. pp. 25. ISBN 0600595293.  
  3. ^ Sporting Chronicle - 1897 FA Cup Final
  4. ^ Match report at
  5. ^ FA Cup Final kits, 1890-1899

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